Sunday 31 May 2015

Miss C's Insta 14th birthday

Imagine the scene... It's after 1am on the morning I'm heading to SU convention, swaps are finally finished, bags are packed, but I've still got Miss C's (aka. 'I'm 14 this weekend) birthday card to make - eeek!!!  However, a convention-going gal needs some sleep,  so I went to bed & got a very early morning start on it. Miss C loves her social media, especially Instagram so I wanted to make her something related to the Insta icon. Fortunately, I'd pinned this fab card by the equally fab Kelly Kent so I used this for quick inspiration. I cut, punched, embossed & packed some pieces of card to fit what I wanted & prayed I hadn't forgotten any vital pieces. Thankfully, all was good when I arrived & it came together as I'd hoped.
I took some liberties with the insta icon colours, but I think it was still obvious what it was. The card is pretty large too - the front is about 14cm square (about 5-1/2 inches).  I sponged the card edges, popped some of the 'lens' pieces & added some silver foil numbers & a star - you have to have some bling on a teen card!On the inside I just added a white mat & stamped the large curly birthday sentiment from Age Awareness. Simple!
Of course, I can't finish this post without showing our sweet (& a little sleepy) birthday girl herself (complete with insta filter - as requested) after she woke us up at some very early hour on the big day. <3 As I'd hoped, she loved the card & I think her insta-loving friends did too. Win!
So, my tale worked out in the most things do. I hope this help with ideas for your Insta loving friends & family. Thanks for visiting & remember to pin & comment if the card made you smile. See the supply details below to order them & your own version.

Until next time, inky wishes, Di

PS: the Perfect Print number dies I used are on the retirement list so they're only available until June 2nd, unless they sell out before - still available as I post!

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